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Updated: 11/20/2012 04:37 | By Channel NewsAsia

Orchard Rd shopping mall steps up measures to tackle rat problems

Orchard Rd shopping mall steps up measures to tackle rat problems


Orchard Rd shopping mall steps up measures to tackle rat problems

SINGAPORE: The management of 313 Somerset Shopping Mall said it has taken more measures to tackle the problem of rodents.

It said more mouse traps have been set up in the shopping mall since the National Environment Agency found signs of rat activity in its premises.

Lend Lease Retail, the mall’s management, said it has been sealing up all potential access points to prevent the rodents from getting into the building.

It is also working with tenants on how to manage their waste properly and improve their housekeeping skills.

Ms Amy Lim, General Manager of Lend Lease Retail, said: "We have sent them a circular and in that circular, we have advised them on how they should keep their food when they leave the premises, how they should dispose their waste regularly, and how they should tie up any loose food that’s visible. And also remove any food stains that would encourage any rats, any rodents to come."

It has also asked retailers to submit weekly pest control reports.

"On NEA’s recommendations after the inspections, we’ve written to the retailers to seek their cooperation to submit weekly pest control reports to us. That’s submitted by the pest control contractors. A copy of it is given to us, so that it helps us to monitor and ensure compliance by the retailers. They would usually report on what’s been trapped in the premises," she said.

— CNA/de

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